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1941 sterlingtruck model J

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Hello. I am looking for info pertaining to the 1941 Sterling truck, model J. Need some dimensions, such as front bumper width, BBC(bumper to back of cab) dimension, and some good photos of the front end. Anything that might help me try to cast one in "S" scale(1/64th)

Have been looking for sometime now but found nothing. A designer name or a designer drawing or a patent number would be helpful.

Anything one might be willing to offer will be appreciated. I am working with a 71 year old friend of mine and this truck, if we get enough info, would fulfill one of his lifelong dreams. Sure would like to see that.

Anyway, anyone who has or knows of someone that may have this info, please let me know.

Thank you so much.

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Truckhunter,

A friend of mine in California has the only J extant..unfortunately missing the front sheetmetal. If you PM your email address I will try to help you out.

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You might try contacting Hank Suderman who apparently makes a business of photographing collector truck events. A page on his web site has a photo of a 1941 Sterling and the owner's name.

Colorado Road Trip Truck Pictures - Day 7

Just found the owner, he is Ronald Waltenspiel of Harrisburg, Ca. who appears to own several vintage Sterlings. His business phone number is 707-433-8251

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Ron is indeed the owner of the J...but I was going to ask before I posted his number on the internet.

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Ron is indeed the owner of the J...but I was going to ask before I posted his number on the internet.

Not to worry, it's on every business search engine on the Web.

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Hi, thanks to all who responded to my post. I have already contacted to Ron W in Healdsburg, California via phone. nothing from him. I have searched Hank's website, nothing there, will try to email him later.

Someone out there has to have the info I need, just a matter of connecting with them

Thanks for all of your efforts. I do appreciate any help I can find.

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This won't help, only entertain, perhaps. But there's a late-model Sterling truck in the 1940 They Drive by Night, in which Bogie and George Raft play trucker brothers. Good scene of them, with Ann Sheridan, riding in the cab of a Sterling truck which was supposed to be out of control. And, according to the actors, it really was. Since it's a Warner Bros. flick and Buick furnished that studio cars, a '40 Roadmaster covertible sedan is used in a manner that'd delight Dr. Kevorkian. G'luck. Sterling trucks were quality.

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Truckhunter,

The J's could be had in seven different chassis lengths from 214 to 334.I have cab to axel and cab to end of frame specs for all the J's..any idea what you are wanting to build ? ie. long wheel base - three axel tractor ?

Cheers,Pat

PS. One of these trucks was supposedly sited in the San Francisco area in 1986

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